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Tata Nano: World’s Cheapest Car to Go Hybrid

Tata Nano: World’s Cheapest Car to Go Hybrid

The Tata Nano, a four-passenger city car developed and sold in India, has become famous for being the world's cheapest car. At just $2,200 a pop, the Nano has also gained a reputation for its fuel

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Capstone Unveils Hybrid SuperCar Propelled by a Jet Turbine

Capstone Unveils Hybrid SuperCar Propelled by a Jet Turbine

Capstone Turbine is set to blow through the boundaries of conventional hybrid electric vehicles with its recently unveiled

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All-Electric Peugout BB1 is Part Scooter, Part Car

All-Electric Peugout BB1 is Part Scooter, Part Car

Although the Peugout BB1's styling may be some of the funkiest design work we've seen, it's causing quiet a stir in the Electric Vehicle world, and for good reason. The BB1 is part scooter, part car, and

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ChargeCar Aims to Create Crowdsourced Electric Vehicles

ChargeCar Aims to Create Crowdsourced Electric Vehicles

A person who drives 60 miles to work every day has different needs than someone who drives across town. So instead of designing electric cars to match the performance of petroleum-powered vehicles,

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Wireless Road Trains Keep Highway Vehicles Linked Together

Wireless Road Trains Keep Highway Vehicles Linked Together

What if you could drive onto the highway, take your hands off the wheel, and sit back and read a book? That might not be as far-fetched as you might think if an EU-financed research project is successful.

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Hydrogen Peroxide Powered Drag Racers Take Off!

Hydrogen Peroxide Powered Drag Racers Take Off!

Hydrogen peroxide is best known for its properties as a hair dye and disinfectant, but it might just power the next generation of drag racers as well. Unlike expensive hydrogen fuel cell and

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Norfolk Southern Unveils Zero Emission Plug-in Electric Train

Norfolk Southern Unveils Zero Emission Plug-in Electric Train

We've covered plenty of plug-in hybrid electric cars, and now Norfolk Southern Corp. is extending the same technology to locomotives with its prototype battery-powered train, the NS 999. The 1,500

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E-Wolf Unveils Stunning All-Electric Supercar

E-Wolf Unveils Stunning All-Electric Supercar

Not since Tesla electrified the auto world with its lean green supercars has an all-electric vehicle gotten pulses pounding this quickly. Germany-based auto manufacturer E-Wolf recently unveiled images

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150mph Electric Motorcycle Smashes World Speed Record

150mph Electric Motorcycle Smashes World Speed Record

Mission Motors' emission-free superbike recently shattered the world land speed record for electric motorcycles as it clocked in a series of scorching 150mph runs at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats. Designed

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Germany to Create Countrywide Hydrogen Fuel Network by 2015

Germany to Create Countrywide Hydrogen Fuel Network by 2015

When it comes to the future of automotive technology, electric cars get the lion's share of the attention. But hydrogen-powered vehicles are slowly gaining traction, first with an announcement last week

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The Next Revolution: Iran Gets its First Electric Car

The Next Revolution: Iran Gets its First Electric Car

Outside of Israel and Shai Agassi's electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure company Better Place, the Middle East doesn't have much of an electric car industry. That might change soon now that a team of

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Formula Zero: Hydrogen Cell Racing Takes Off

Formula Zero: Hydrogen Cell Racing Takes Off

Belgium recently took the lead among a set of top university teams vying for "zeroth place" in the Formula Zero European Championship of hydrogen fuel cell cars. This carbon-free Grand Prix injects

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Nissan Announces Fully-Electric Leaf Vehicle for 2011

Nissan Announces Fully-Electric Leaf Vehicle for 2011

Nissan recently unveiled an all-electric vehicle that stands to break ground as the company's opening foray into the EV fray. Rather than aiming to create a high-end supercar, Nissan has decided to target

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Teenager Builds Pedal-Powered Airplane Out of Balsa Wood

Teenager Builds Pedal-Powered Airplane Out of Balsa Wood

Lots of kids wish they could build an airplane and fly away, but Dutch teenager Jesse van Kuijk has become one of the rare few to make it happen with his pedal-powered plane made out of balsa wood,

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Infinium Sun Car Races Ahead

Infinium Sun Car Races Ahead

In a converted warehouse on the outskirts of Ann Arbor (Michigan's other city), swarms of brilliant students harness conceptual, terrestrial and solar power for unusually racy, million-dollar road trips.

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Russia to Launch its own “Cash for Clunkers” Program

Russia to Launch its own “Cash for Clunkers” Program

In the wake of the United State's recently terminated Car Allowance Rebate System, Russia has announced that it will be implementing a “Cash for Clunkers” program of its own early next year. The plan

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KAIST Hybrid Vehicles Run on Electric Roads

KAIST Hybrid Vehicles Run on Electric Roads

Hybrid-electric vehicles are expected to explode in popularity over the next decade thanks to their gasoline-saving abilities. But Korea's Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) thinks that

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Human-Powered Hovercraft Cruises Over the Thames

Human-Powered Hovercraft Cruises Over the Thames

Ever since the movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang came out, fans across the country have awaited a flying vehicle that doesn't produce CO2 emissions. While a flying car powered by magic really isn't feasible

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NASA Launches 1.5 Million Dollar Green Flight Challenge

NASA Launches 1.5 Million Dollar Green Flight Challenge

The next frontier in green transportation is bound to be flight travel, which is why it is not surprising to see that NASA just announced the Green Flight Challenge. The competition will be awarding a

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GRASS CARS: Taking Your Car to the Greenwash?

GRASS CARS: Taking Your Car to the Greenwash?

We talk about green cars all the time, but this is ridiculous! It seems that quite a number of people have taken to covering their cars in astroturf, sod and actual grass - but why? And is there any

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Cars Made From Liquid Wood Around the Corner

Cars Made From Liquid Wood Around the Corner

With major auto manufactures rushing to green their upcoming vehicle lines as quickly as possible, Ford Motor Company has announced that it is researching an innovative material that may one day become as

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The Electric ATNMBL Drives Itself!

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The Electric ATNMBL Drives Itself!

Do you enjoy cars, but feel it's a bit tedious to actually hold the wheel, step on the gas and shift the gears? No sweat - industrial design studio, Mike and Maaike, has just thing thing - the ATNMBL, a

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Truck Farm is a Roving Veggiemobile

Truck Farm is a Roving Veggiemobile

"How do you grow your own food in the big city if you ain't got no land?" Easy - do what these Brooklynites did and start a Truck Farm! True, you don't usually think "1986 Dodge Ram when you think "green

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MIT Developing Electric Vehicle that Charges in 10 Minutes Flat

MIT Developing Electric Vehicle that Charges in 10 Minutes Flat

Students at MIT recently announced that they are developing an extended range electric vehicle capable of achieving the same performance as its gasoline-powered counterparts. Dubbed the elEVen, the

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Top 5 Sexy Cycles

Top 5 Sexy Cycles

We've made no secret of our never-ending love for bikes here at Inhabitat - as one of the world's most efficient modes of transportation they're also an emission free, healthy, and enjoyable way to get

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Classic Gullwing Mercedes To Be Revived As All Electric Supercar

Classic Gullwing Mercedes To Be Revived As All Electric Supercar

Mercedes has confirmed the rumors that have been flying about - they will revive the classic Gullwing Mercedes as an all electric dynamo car. It's exactly the kind of car James Bond would drive in his

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Schweeb: Human-Powered Monorail Flies Through the Skies

Schweeb: Human-Powered Monorail Flies Through the Skies

What could be more fun than gliding along on an eco-chic bicycle? How about shooting through the skies in a pedal-powered monorail capsule! A bunch of entrepreneuring New Zealanders has created just such

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U.S. Postal Service Buys 1,600 Fuel Efficient Vehicles

U.S. Postal Service Buys 1,600 Fuel Efficient Vehicles

The U.S. postal service currently owns of one of the largest vehicle fleets on the planet, and they recently announced a monumental measure to replace 6,500 aging gas guzzling vehicles with more fuel

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Hybrid Double Decker Volvo Buses Hit London Streets

Hybrid Double Decker Volvo Buses Hit London Streets

London's iconic double-decker buses recently received an eco update as six highly efficient hybrid Volvo vehicles hit the streets for the first time. The new B5L two-story buses retain their classic red

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SOLAR SPEEDSTER: UC Berkeley’s Gold Rush Racer

SOLAR SPEEDSTER: UC Berkeley’s Gold Rush Racer

Engineering students at UC Berkeley recently showcased a slick solar race car clad in photovoltaic panels that looks for all the world like UFO hovering a few feet over the earth. Dubbed the GoldRush, the

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